Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Collectibles Line

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Written by Dustin Murphy

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Are you a fan of the Assassin’s Creed games? Are you interested in preparing those shelves for some collectible items that are cnetered around the upcoming London adventure Assassin’s Creed Syndicate? Great! There’s a few new items that are coming up for you collectors to enjoy! So lets jump down to what these items are.

NEW TRANSMEDIA PRODUCTS
The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the official art book
The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Paul Davies, Titan, 27/10/2015,
Hardback 301mm x 228mm, Color Illustrations throughout 192pp

Coming soon, collectors can enjoy a new and upcoming art book called “The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the Official Art Book”, which will contain hundreds of never-before-seen concept pieces that aren’t limited to sketches, final paintings, 3D renders, and even texture studies, which will all be detailed by comprehensive commentary and even details by both artists as well as developers in order for fans to understand what they are about. The book is being released by New Transmedia Products. In this book, collectors will enjoy highlights such as the London Boroughs, each described with their beautiful detail that includes in-depth details regarding the accuracy to the historical roots, but aso the visual identity needed for fans to enjoy it as well as the understanding of the population within the area. Within this, collectors will get to see the intricately rendered buildings that tower over the slums of London as well as the iconic thoroughfares while Jacob Frye, the newest protagnist, fights to take control of the gangs that roam the streets of London.

For those of you looking to collect this book, do note that it is very limited and will only see 500 copies released of a special “slipcase edition”, which will outline every bit of detail, but also include concept art brings that are signed by the artists themselves.

If the artbook isn’t up your alley, there’s a new and upcoming novel that will help set up the world of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate called “Assassin’s Creed Underworld”, which will outline a story based in 1862 as London begins to come under the grips of the Industrial Revolution. During the development of the cities first underground railway being constructed, a body is discovered, and it begins to spark the beginning of a new deadly chapter between the Assassin’s and the Templars in their centuries-old battle between eachother. With the discovery of this body, an assassin who has been deep undercuver is pushed into further exploring deep, dark secrets the Assassin keeps while the Assassin takes on their mission to take out the Templars stranglehold they have on the nation’s capital. Who is this Assassin? Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye, but for now? He’s simply The Ghost who wanders Londons streets. Once Assassin’s Creed: Underworld is published, it will be the eight gripping novel from Oliver Bowden who sets a wonderful world within the Assassin’s Creed universe. The book will be published by Penguin Random House on December 1st, 2015 in the U.S.

NEW COLLECTIBLES
Two iconic Jacob’s signature weapon replicas will be available in October 2015.
The first one is a life-size replica of the Assassin’s legendary gauntlet with hidden blade, featuring a functional hidden blade and supplemented by rope launcher and dart gun details.
The second one is a life-size replica of the cane sword, the Assassin’s newest weapon, featuring a fully detailed sword and a button triggered spring-loaded scythe blade.

These two limited-run collectibles can be pre-ordered from the Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/ACSubicollectibles.

Our Take:
Assassin’s Creed as we already know is a very large, diverse, and well built world that keeps history very accurate. With the release of each title, we are used to seeing special collectibles surface for the die-hard fans to enjoy. This is no exception to that rule as friends can take on numerous speciality items that will definitely keep their friends who have a similar fandom discussing the upcoming title once it releases and after it releases. Is it worth your money though? Only time will tell, but if history has anything to say for these collectibles, we do think they will be worth the bang for the buck for any Assassin’s Creed fan.


About the Writer:

DustinBATGRPhoto1Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter @GamingAnomalyGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

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